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Victoria Falls (Mosi-Oa-Tunya)

Near the Zambian/Zimbabwean border, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Type: Waterfalls
Description: "The smoke that thunders" is a local name for Africa's most famous waterfall thundering over a 100m-high cliff.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely awesome. Seeing all that water plummet into the gorge takes your breath away and reminds you not only of the incredible force of nature, but also of your own insignificance. A beautiful and humbling experience. We went when the river was at it's fullest, so the spray from the falls was like a rainstorm. Definitely take a poncho or... More

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Berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Victoria Falls (the town) at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, having travelled there through Namibia and Botswana. I'll do a separate review of the VF Safari Lodge. You enter Zimbabwe through a really busy border crossing. It takes ages and its hot and its jostling. There are signs warning tour guides not to interfere but they do... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Victoria Falls for 3 nights. The falls at this time of year are at their peak and they are majestic. At times you can not see the falls due to spray they send into the air...

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Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

On the ground, covered in the force of the waterfall wet through, and was overwhelmed by the majestic figure from the helicopter. Viewed from the helicopter, you can understand it has led to the appearance of now over thousands years. The best!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Victoria Falls for 2 nights as an add on to a trip to South Africa. The very little we saw of it seemed to be quite a contrast to southern South Africa. The falls at this time of year are at their peak and they are majestic. At times you can not see the falls due to... More

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Something not to miss - the smoke that thunders. We got up before dawn to see the sunrise over the falls! Totally amazing. The Zambezi is in full force and the thunder spill chilling. The must cleared here and there and we got glimpses of the magnificence of the falls. Truly magical!

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Awesome experience and not one to be missed on a trip to Zim. The tropical forest with amazing viewpoints, buck appearing out the forest unexpectedly and the light spray which falls along the paths caused by the thundering fall of the Vic Falls. Wonderful experience

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Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Some breathtaking sights from viewpoints 1-8. From 9 onwards expect to get soaked with the spray of the water.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The smoke that thunders! It's incredible. Beautiful, powerful… stunning. The water moves so fast, and the colour of it is so odd, almost like a red colour. It's a magnificent site, although there are areas you'll end up thinking it's pouring with rain when it's actually just the spray. Don't be surprised if you want out soaked, but whatever you... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Make sure you bring a raincoat as you will get wet. We used brown ponchos given to us by our guide and they didn't work too well. We were drenched underneath. Plastic ones would have worked better. The falls themselves are simply amazing. Photos don't do it justice, you have to be there to really see it. We did a... More

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